Ruth 4:18-22

Ruth 4:18-22
King James Version
18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

An American English Bible
With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint

18 Now, these are the descendants of Perez:
· Perez fathered HezRon
· 19 HezRon fathered Aram
· Aram fathered AmiNadab
· 20 AmiNadab fathered NaShon
· NaShon fathered SalMon
· 21 SalMon fathered Boaz
· Boaz fathered Obed
· 22 Obed fathered JesSe
· JesSe fathered David.

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That line starts with Perez the son of Judah a gentile woman named Tamar. He was the grandson of Jacob also known as Israel.
Heron was the youngest to leave Canaan to go to Egypt in Genesis. He was Perez’s eldest son.
Ram is also known as Aram.
Amminadah was born during the exile.
Nahshon was a chief to the tribe of Judah and was the brother in law to Aaron and was the father in the law to Rehab the harlot.
Salmon was the man who married Rehab.
We learn the most about Boaz thru this book.
Obed was the child of Boaz and Ruth.
Jesse was the father a David and was a farmer and shepherd.
David would be the second king of Israel and would be the first of the line of kings that would not end but continue thru Jesus Christ, the king whose reign will never end.
As imperfect as we are but loved of G-d.
Verified by G-d Himself as the man after G-d's own heart.
Interesting character.
Dominant in Biblical history.

Many wives.
And so many children.
Neglectful father: how else could so many members of his family continue going so severely astray.

But how could any one human being keep up with them all
And the kingdom and so many concubines and so many political allies and enemies?
Ran with his men to the priest for food
Unlawful to eat. Not
Common bread but
Holy bread, yet he and the men lived.

Although his desire was
To build the Temple, he was not
Allowed to -- that privilege fell to
His son Solomon

Although a mere man, he
Dared wear the ephod and inquire
Of the L-rd G-d of Israel,
Not fearing Him or His rebuke.
A king and priest after the order of Malchizedek
Israel's forefather of the Messiah Himself.